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Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy by Robert Guidi

Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy by Robert Guidi

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How do you defeat evil when science is not enough? You get Magic...

London, 1820: Isambard is just like any other 16-year-old engineering genius until he stumbles across a radical plot to kill the Prime Minister. Things get complicated when he discovers that the conspiracy is being led by a French revolutionary supposedly executed 25 years earlier. With the help of the eccentric Candlewick sisters, whose magical shop has a habit of losing itself in the labyrinthine streets of Georgian London, Isambard defies his father and joins forces with the Bow Street Runners.

Things start going wrong when one of them gets caught snooping around the gang’s lair and Isambard’s hydrogen-filled balloon veers wildly off course. Will a homemade messaging machine, a pair of telepathic stones and a talking gas be enough to help Isambard thwart the Cato Street Conspiracy?

If you like magic, contraptions and adventure then you’ll love “Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy”.

Reviewed by our Volunteers:
A magical, historic adventure taking in real life engineers, scientists, Lords and Emperors from the past.  It's fast-paced fun with the characters using an array of fascinating machinery and inventions, the technical descriptions never losing the uninitiated reader. The author paints a colourful picture of city life in both London and Bristol, keeping us hanging on every word to see how our hero Isambard deals with the obstacles put in his path during thrilling endeavours with his friends.

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